$5,000,000.00 Medical Malpractice Settlement In this tragic case our client's cancer was
missed by the radiologists at a large Bronx hospital. As a result of the failure to detect an
obvious and treatable cancer, there was more than a year delay in treatment and our client
died. Our client left a husband and three children. The settlement will help our client's
husband raise their children.
$3,500,000.00 Product Liability Settlement Our client was a 29 year-old mechanic who
was burned over 40% of his body when a portable oil transfer tank exploded. The tank
contained an improper spark-generating electric pump supplied by defendant, SCC
Pumps. Unbelievably, the tank displayed no warnings, or writing of any kind, to inform
mechanics that the tank was supposed to be used for motor oil only. As a result, our
client had no reason to know that it was dangerous to use the tank to transfer diesel contaminated
gasoline that he had drained from a truck tank. Our client’s burns were so
severe that he was placed in a medically-induced coma to reduce his pain. The
defendants only settled the case after we defeated their motion for summary December
23, 2019 judgment and the judge ruled that the case should go to trial. The judge’s decision
was so significant that it was reported in the newspaper. We were able to place part of
our client’s settlement in a tax free annuity so that, in addition to a lump sum payment, he
will receive monthly tax free payments for the rest of his life. As is customary in our
handling of cases of this magnitude, we consulted with several experts including: a retired
professor of engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (the foremost
engineering school in the United States); a Professor of Economics; an occupational
rehabilitation specialist; a clinical psychologist; and a medical doctor who specializes in
the treatment of burn victims.
$2,750,000.00 Settlement In Motor Vehicle Accident Case. While driving his car on the
Whitestone Bridge, our client, was sideswiped by the defendants’ 35,000 pound box
truck. The impact of the truck our clients car to roll over trapping our client and crushing
his left arm. While he was in the hospital intensive care unit, our client was approached
by “investigators” who claimed to work for lawyers. The “investigators” wanted him to
“sign up” with other law firms. Our client knew our firm because we had successfully
represented his wife in a prior matter, and he rejected the “investigators’” illegal
$2,500,000.00 Settlement In Motor Vehicle Accident Case Our 21 year old client
sustained a severe de-vascularizing crush injury to his left leg, with an extensive
orthopedic component, when he was struck by defendants’ vehicle after he got out to
push his van which had broken down on the Verrazano Bridge. The defendant driver
claimed that he was forced out of his lane by a “phantom” vehicle that made a sudden,
improper, lane change. However, later, when we deposed the defendant driver, he
testified that he was following closely behind a tractor-trailer truck and, when the tractor
trailer truck came to a sudden stop, he was too close to the truck to stop in time and
swung out of lane striking our client. As part of the tremendous amount of work that we
did on this case, we conducted non-party depositions of the police sergeant who was at
the scene of the accident and the manager of the Verrazano bridge. We also consulted
with an accident reconstruction specialist with a Ph.D. in engineering, an economist, and
doctors specializing in vascular and orthopedic surgery. Finally, it is interesting to note
that our client retained us after his original attorneys urged him to settle for $100,000.00.
$1,500,000.00 Settlement In Foster Care Abuse Case This Federal Law Civil Rights case
was brought on behalf of a brother and sister who were abused by foster parents while in
the custody of the City of New York and a private Foster Care Agency. The defendants
asked the judge to throw the case out as a matter of law (grant summary judgment) and
the judge refused. The case then settled in a private mediation.
$1,200,000.00 Settlement In Construction Site Scaffold Case Our client, a female
construction worker, was injured when she fell from a defective rolling scaffold. She
suffered an injury to her lower back that required spine surgery. We were able to settle
this matter in a mediation on the eve of trial.
$1,050,000.00 Construction Site Accident Our client, a union laborer, was seriously
injured when a large length of pipe fell on him at a construction site. He required an open
surgery to his right shoulder and arthroscopic surgery to his right knee. The case settled
after we were able to locate a witness and an economist calculated our client’s economic
$800,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement Our client was knocked down by an
ambulette while she was in the course of her employment. She suffered knee and
shoulder injuries that required surgery and traumatic amnesia. While her case was on the
trial calendar we were able to settle it for most of the available insurance.
$675,000.00 Result in Police Brutality Case This police brutality case was tried to verdict.
Out client’s shoulder was injured when an arresting officer lifted him up from behind by
his arms while he was in handcuffs. Our client required surgery. The total value of the
result, including legal fees awarded under the Federal Civil Rights law was $675,000.00.